The Fault in Our Stars Adaption Finds Its Director
Hoo Ha! NerdFighters!
The best selling novel by author/vlogger John Green, The Fault in Our Stars, has found it’s director in newcomer Josh Boone who’s only credit is writer/director on the 2012 indie film Stuck In Love.
Green will be the first to tell you that he’s been heartbroken by Hollywood in the past — his Paper Towns screenplay shut down by its studio, Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines both stuck in development hell. — but it does seem TFiOS is the one to break the mold as the script by (500) Days of Summer and The Spectacular Now screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber and rumors of The Descendants and Amazing Spider-Man 2 star Shailene Woodley playing the lead.
For those who haven’t read The Fault in Our Stars, the young adult novel tells the story of two teenaged cancer patients, Hazel and Augustus, and their life with the disease, with love, and traveling to Amsterdam to meet a recluse writer who’s book brought them together.
Boone told THR in a statement…
John’s book came along just when I needed it. It pierced my heart and helped me deal with my grief. I laughed and cried and was left with an overwhelming feeling of hope. That our lives matter, that the love and kindness we share with others reverberates long after we’re gone.
I feel the weight and responsibility to get this right and give his readers and devoted fans as pure a translation as possible … We hope to create a little infinity within this film that fans can revisit over and over.
While The Fault in Our Stars is far from a release date, Josh Boone’s directorial debut is set for a theatrical release April 19.